SOUTH OF THE BORDER: Only in taste, that is. Visit Macy’s Mission Valley Home for a taste of celebrity Chef, author and restaurateur Rick Bayless’s Mexican cuisine. He will be demonstrating how to recreate some of his signature recipes in your own home. 6:30 p.m. Free.
BELLY UP WITH BANHART: Popular local music venue Belly Up Tavern welcomes Devendra Banhart and the Grogs for a special live performance. His interesting lyrical themes, which spring from his fascinating background, provide for a truly entertaining show. 9 p.m. $27.
KARAOKE CLASSIC: Missed the American Idol sign-ups? Participate in the six-week Karaoke Entertainer of the Year Contest and win some cash! Sign-ups begin at 9:30 p.m. at the Silver Dollar in Chula Vista. Each week presents a new category, and cash prizes will be awarded at the finals. Free.